Novak Djokovic won his 70th career-title in Cincinnati beating Roger Federer in the final, but he is still far away from the Swiss, who holds 98 career titles or Rafael Nadal who has won 80 titles. Commenting about his trophy room, Djokovic said: 'Well, it's still much smaller than Roger's room, that's for sure and Rafa's and Jimmy Connors'.
But of course, I take care of the trophies. Most of them are actually in Serbia. My parents, my father especially is very proud, and he keeps them -- we have a tennis club in Belgrade and we have a little trophy room. So we keep it there.' Djokovic has been working with tennis analyst Craig O'Shannessy since the end of 2017.
In the final against Federer, he was perfect in terms of tactics. 'I think it's important to have the data analysis', the Belgrade native recognized. 'I have been doing that and I think most of the top players have been doing that for many years.
It's no secret because you try to prepare for your opponent. You try to get as much information as possible. You work and talk with your team to simply that and make sure you come up with the right tactics. But I don't think that has something to do with anticipation on the short balls and reading maybe where he's going to hit his overhead.
Maybe serves, yeah, at times, but he's putting so much variety in his serve, and he hits his spots so beautifully every time he needs it. Throughout his career, he's probably the best-ever clutch server, him and Pete Sampras, probably.
But he always delivers, and I was just lucky few times to read his serve well and be in the right position and anticipate. Sometimes that's what you need to do. You can't rely on the stats, because they can get you to a certain point, but then it's, you know, everyone's game, I guess, you know, on the court.' ALSO READ: 2018 Cincinnati Prize Money: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic earnings